Wor Barrow August 2017

On 1 August, our surveying and geophysics volunteers, together with David and Nathalie from Winchester University, paid a final visit to the Wor barrow, equipped with ground penetrating radar and surveying equipment. This time we were not looking so deep down but operating with antennae which produce a shallower signal and better definition. We also covered some of the ground that had already been subjected to magnetic survey, hence providing a comparative picture that is often more satisfactory than employing a single technique.  We were all mindful that this was our final geophysics day and this was marked by a glass of champagne thoughtfully provided by one of our volunteers. After an early shower followed by a drying wind, the combine harvesters were working hard around us to get in the harvest, providing an interesting juxtaposition between our resource procurement in the landscape today and that of the builders of the Neolithic funerary monument we were examining.

 

 

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